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Untraditional style and Performance: Saab 9000 Turbo

Saab 9000 cs

A little blast from the past this Tuesday – time for another great Retro Review from MotorWeek! MotorWeek is television’s longest running automotive series.

This time they take on the 1986 Saab 9000 Turbo. Was this turbo-charged sedan ever on your dream car list? Car & Driver selected the 9000 turbo as one of the 10 best cars of 1988. It was also the first year the vehicle got standard anti-lock brakes, a big deal back then…

See what else they thought in theri retro-review by MotorWeek. Do you miss Saab 9000? Maybe this review of the 1988 Saab 9000 Turbo will make you feel better.

Interesting comments about turbo chargers even back then and seeing how small engines are getting now and the V6’s all disappearing.

In the comments, below the video, we could find a handful of precious experiences with Saab 9000: “These are great cars not for styling or performance, but because of the way they feel to drive. They have one of the most ergonomic and comfortable interior layouts ever – buttons and controls just fall naturally into place under your hands and the forms and materials feel great. The gauge cluster is clear and uncluttered and looks awesome under nighttime illumination. Seats are fantastic as well. Combine this with decent power (enough for 130+ MPH stock and VERY upgradeable) and tons of cargo room, and you have a unique car that is worthy of all the affection it receives from devoted owners.”

1992 Saab 9000 Turbo

0~60 7.3sec
1/4 mile 15.5sec 96mph
Braking – 60mph 106feet


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